Museum Of Communism

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10 Na Příkopě, Prague, Czech Republic
Museum Of Communism - stairs leading to museum
Museum Of Communism - Museum of Communism
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Museum Of Communism - workshop
Museum Of Communism - replica of a shop
Museum Of Communism - propaganda posters
Museum Of Communism - entrance

Museum Of Communism Prague Reviews

cjosh cjosh
2 reviews
It's informative - but could be better Jul 26, 2012
This was one attraction I really wanted to visit. The museum is rather small but informative. The highlight is a 10-min documentary capturing the public revolts that happened from 1968 until 1989. It also contains quite a few exhibits and photos and an interrogation room.

Although, I enjoyed my time, I also felt that it wasn't very well managed/kept. Might be they need a bigger space - you get a feel that some collections have been just dumped somewhere because there was no other place to keep them. The interrogation room is hardly effective for this very reason.

Its a pity, since the price is not that cheap and this place was really busy.

It needs a makeover!
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WalterC WalterC
389 reviews
Interesting Cold War history Mar 06, 2011
Not easy to find, as there is no outside sign hanging to indicate there is a museum, located next to the McDonald’s. The Museum of Communism is well worth the visit, for those interested in Cold War history. You may have to rely on a guidebook map to find the place.

Entering through double doors that is marked Casino, you go up the stairs, and enter the museum on your left. After paying and showing your ticket, you are greeted by a statue of Vladimir Lenin, holding the Soviet flag.

The museum tells the story of communism in Czechoslovakia (as it was known at the time), from World War II till the Velvet Revolution in 1989. It chronicles the different aspects of communism, not only the history of it, but also how it affected daily life. Displays include a classroom, a workshop, propaganda posters, busts of Stalin & other Communists (who have been reduced to just sitting on the museum floor), among others. Also, there is a video that shows footage of various events leading to the Velvet Revolution.

Very informative and interesting, as it got into the history and how it affected the people who had to experience it, first-hand.
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Museum of Communism
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pease says:
Interesting to know about this museum in Prague. Some years ago, i visited the karl-marx-haus in Trier, which is the home where the communist philosopher was raised in his childhood.
Posted on: May 09, 2011
jennjeff1 says:
Glad this is a museum and NOT reality for the Czech Republic!
Posted on: May 09, 2011
alyssa_ob says:
Interesting! Maybe I can find it when I visit!
Posted on: May 09, 2011
RB82 RB82
3 reviews
Very Interesting May 01, 2011
My friend and I went to this museum when the other people we were touring with went to the Torture museum (the more popular museum). We stumbled upon this museum and we did not regret our choice, though I am certain the Torture museum is just as interesting. This museum brought to life the experience of the former Soviet Union. There were original artifacts, art work and displays mimicking different things like an interrogation room. After seeing all this, you then can watch footage of the events leading up to the Velvet Revolution. We found this museum to be highly informative.
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